Charles Eglerton Hyatt
14 February 1931
|Died||29 June 2008 (aged 77)|
Palm Bay, Florida, U.S.
|Occupation||Film, television actor, writer|
Marjorie Hyatt (?-2008) (his death)
Charles Eglerton Hyatt (14 February 1931 – 29 June 2008) was a Jamaican actor, playwright, director, author and broadcaster. Hyatt was best known as a character actor and comedian who appeared in numerous films and television shows, beginning in the 1960s.
After making his movie debut in the 1965 film A High Wind in Jamaica, Hyatt had notable performances in the films The Bushbaby (1969), Crossplot (1969), Freelance (1971), Love Thy Neighbour (1973), Club Paradise (1986), Milk and Honey (1988), The Mighty Quinn (1989), Cool Runnings (1993) and Almost Heaven (2005).
Hyatt was married to Vera Hyatt, an art historian, museologist, and former Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Jamaica. They had three children together, including Charlene Hyatt, now known as the actress Michael Hyatt. The marriage ended in divorce.
- A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) - Pirate
- The Bushbaby (1969) - Gideon
- Crossplot (1969) - President Maudula
- Freelance (1971) - McNair
- Love Thy Neighbour (1973) - Joe Reynolds
- The Marijuana Affair (1975)
- Club Paradise (1986) - Mr. Banks
- Milk and Honey (1988) - Village Preacher
- The Mighty Quinn (1989) - Security Guard
- Cool Runnings (1993) - Whitby Bevil - Sr.
- Almost Heaven (2005) - Doctor (final film role)
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